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January 2016

Book Discussion: The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams

January 13, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Unlike autobiographies, memoirs hone in on a specific aspect of a life. These memoirs use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

February 2016

Book Discussion: One Writer’s Beginnings by Eudora Welty

February 10, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. The memoirs in this series use both traditional and unconventional formats to do just that. Read More »

March 2016

Book Discussion: Growing Up by Russell Baker

March 9, 2016
7:00 pm

Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. Read More »

April 2016

Book Discussion: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

April 6, 2016
7:00 pm

Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Read More »

May 2016

Book Discussion: Before I Say Goodbye by Ruth Picardie

May 11, 2016
7:00 pm

Memoirs come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: They are not autobiographies. Rather than a straight chronology of the author’s life, memoirs hone in on a specific feature of that life. Read More »

July 2016

Reading Frederick Douglass Randolph

July 4, 2016
12:00 pm
Image of Frederick Douglass

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

Book Discussion: Othello by William Shakespeare

July 13, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join scholar Jim Schley and the Kimball Public Library for a two-part discussion of one of Shakespeare's most well-known tragedies. Read More »

August 2016

Book Discussion: Othello by William Shakespeare

August 3, 2016
7:00 pm

Join scholar Jim Schley and the Kimball Public Library for a two-part discussion of one of Shakespeare's most well-known tragedies. Read More »

September 2016

Book Discussion: Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond

September 6, 2016
7:00 pm

Pulitzer-winning nonfiction writers have at times looked beyond the world's current era. Instead, the titles in this series explore humanity's relationship to forces beyond its control, such as evolution, disease, and the planet’s fragile ecosystems. Read More »

Book Discussion: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

September 27, 2016
7:00 pm

The titles in this series explore humanity's relationship to forces beyond its control, such as evolution, disease, and the planet’s fragile ecosystems. Read More »

October 2016

Book Discussion: On Human Nature by Edward O. Wilson

October 18, 2016
7:00 pm

The titles in this series explore humanity's relationship to forces beyond its control, such as evolution, disease, and the planet’s fragile ecosystems. Read More »

November 2016

Book Discussion: The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

November 15, 2016
7:00 pm

The titles in this series explore humanity's relationship to forces beyond its control, such as evolution, disease, and the planet’s fragile ecosystems. Read More »

February 2017

Book Discussion: The Oresteia Trilogy by Aeschylus

February 22, 2017
7:00 pm

What are the causes of revenge? What are the consequences? Is taking revenge ever justified? Explore this most passionate and provocative of human desires through drama, short stories, and novels. Read More »

March 2017

Book Discussion: Welcome to Hard Times by E.L. Doctorow

March 22, 2017
7:00 pm

What are the causes of revenge? What are the consequences? Is taking revenge ever justified? Explore this most passionate and provocative of human desires through drama, short stories, and novels. Read More »

April 2017

Book Discussion: Selected Stories of Andre Dubus

April 19, 2017
7:00 pm

What are the causes of revenge? What are the consequences? Is taking revenge ever justified? Explore this most passionate and provocative of human desires through drama, short stories, and novels. Read More »

Reading with Central Vermont Poets

April 19, 2017
7:00 pm

Central Vermont poets Ina Anderson, Laura Foley, Nancy Hewitt, Marjorie Ryerson, and Geza Tatrallyay will read from their work in an informal setting. Light refreshments will be served. Part of PoemTown Randolph. Read More »

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Poetry Writing Workshop with Ina Anderson

April 23, 2017
2:00 pm

Sharon poet Ina Anderson offers a free two-hour poetry writing workshop in a supportive setting for poets of all ages and abilities. Part of PoemTown Randolph. Read More »

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May 2017

Book Discussion: The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks

May 17, 2017
7:00 pm

What are the causes of revenge? What are the consequences? Is taking revenge ever justified? Explore this most passionate and provocative of human desires through drama, short stories, and novels. Read More »

July 2017

Reading Frederick Douglass – Randolph

July 4, 2017
12:00 pm

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Community members are invited to witness and/or join in the reading. Copies of the speech will be provided. Hosted by Kimball Public Library. For more information VHC's Reading Frederick Douglass page "The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro"… Read More »

September 2017

Book Discussion: Seven Deadly Sins Sampler: Pride and Envy

September 19, 2017
7:00 pm

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s new volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

October 2017

Book Discussion: Seven Deadly Sins Sampler: Envy and Anger

October 10, 2017
7:00 pm

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s new volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

Weimar Germany and the Rise of the Third Reich

October 24, 2017
7:00 pm
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Defeated, humiliated, and in chaos, Germany after World War I was imperiled by leftist revolution and right-wing violence. Jack Mayer recounts the origins of the Third Reich through the story of Ernst Werner Techow. Read More »

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November 2017

Vermont Reads: Our Stories and How We Tell Them

November 7, 2017
7:00 pm

In response to reading Brown Girl Dreaming, poet Ina Anderson invites adults and young adults to share their own growing-up memories, and perhaps find a story or a poem. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Seven Deadly Sins Sampler: Sloth and Greed

November 14, 2017
7:00 pm

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s new volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

Vermont Reads: Discussion of Brown Girl Dreaming

November 15, 2017
7:00 pm

Readers of all ages are welcome. Copies of the book are available at Kimball Public Library. Read More »

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January 2018

Book Discussion: Seven Deadly Sins Sampler: In Short

January 2, 2018
7:00 pm

Delve into selections from the Great Books’ Foundation’s new volume, The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler, and discover why, according to Dartmouth professor of ethics and human values Ronald M. Green, these short stories “remind us that most of our problems arise in the hidden recesses of the human heart.” Read More »

February 2018

Book Discussion: The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

February 20, 2018
7:00 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

March 2018

Book Discussion: A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor

March 20, 2018
7:00 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

April 2018

Book Discussion: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

April 24, 2018
7:00 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

May 2018

Book Discussion: Beloved by Toni Morrison

May 22, 2018
7:00 pm

Part of the Family History series. The Pulitzer-winning novels in this series examine not only relationships, but the ways difficult chapters of a family's past are revealed by the passing of time. Read More »

June 2018

Book Discussion: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

June 26, 2018
7:00 pm

Personal writing by African-American authors can transcend self-reflection, becoming meditations on history, justice, and freedom from oppression. Join us in reading and discussing Frederick Douglass' first autobiography. Read More »

July 2018

Reading Frederick Douglass 2018: Randolph

July 4, 2018
12:00 pm
Image of Reading Frederick Douglass in Randolph

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

Book Discussion: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

July 17, 2018
7:00 pm

Personal writing by African-American authors can transcend self-reflection, becoming meditations on history, justice, and freedom from oppression. From Frederick Douglass's first autobiography to Malcolm X's incendiary account of his political awakening, the memoirs and essays in this series reveal as much about society as they do about their authors. Read More »

September 2018

Book Discussion: Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink

September 26, 2018
7:00 pm

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

October 2018

Book Discussion: All the President’s Men by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

October 24, 2018
7:00 pm

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

November 2018

Book Discussion: Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America’s Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion by Edward J. Larson

November 14, 2018
7:00 pm

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

December 2018

Book Discussion: The Armies of the Night by Norman Mailer

December 12, 2018
7:00 pm

The books in this series, comprised of Pulitzer-winning reporting and research, dig deep, revealing facts and stories that continue to be relevant years after they were brought to the surface. Read More »

January 2019

Book Discussion: Poetry and Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

January 29, 2019
7:00 pm

Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th-century roots and its later development as a 20th-century art form. Read More »

February 2019

Book Discussion: Five Great Short Stories by Anton Chekhov

February 26, 2019
7:00 pm

Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th-century roots and its later development as a 20th-century art form. Read More »

March 2019

Book Discussion: Selected Works of Flannery O’Connor

March 26, 2019
7:00 pm

Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th-century roots and its later development as a 20th-century art form. Read More »

April 2019

Book Discussion: Park City by Ann Beattie

April 23, 2019
7:00 pm

Short stories, as a modern genre, emerged in the early 19th century, and mushroomed with the development of journals and magazines. This series reflects both the short story’s 19th-century roots and its later development as a 20th-century art form. Read More »

July 2019

Reading Frederick Douglass 2019 – Randolph

July 4, 2019
12:00 pm
Image of Reading Frederick Douglass in Randolph

Join us as we read together the fiery July 5, 1852 speech in which the great abolitionist orator Frederick Douglass took exception to being asked to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence. This is a participatory event. Read More »

September 2019

Book Discussion: Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

September 10, 2019
7:00 pm

Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir, and two novels bring us to present-day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

October 2019

Book Discussion: The Line Becomes A River by Francisco Cantu

October 15, 2019
7:00 pm

Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

November 2019

Book Discussion: Crossers by Philip Caputo

November 12, 2019
7:00 pm

Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

December 2019

Book Discussion: Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

December 10, 2019
7:00 pm

Part of the Border Crossing series. A book of short stories, a memoir and two novels bring us to present day consideration of migration, immigration and refuge. Read More »

January 2020

Book Discussion: Native Guard by Natasha Tretheway

January 21, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Legacy of Racism series. This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

February 2020

Book Discussion: The Underground Railroad by Raymond Bial

February 18, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Legacy of Racism series. This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

March 2020

The Genealogy of Happiness: From Aristotle to Positive Psychology

March 10, 2020
7:00 pm
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What is happiness? Can it be measured? And what is the relationship between happiness and virtue, money, pleasure, relationships, mindfulness, and satisfaction? This program with William Edelglass will begin with an overview of different conceptions of happiness in Western philosophy, religion, and political theory, as well as discuss "the new science of happiness." Read More »

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April 2020

Book Discussion: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America by Gilbert King

April 21, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Legacy of Racism series. This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

**POSTPONED** Book Discussion: Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris

April 21, 2020
7:00 pm

Part of the Legacy of Racism series. This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

May 2020

**DIGITAL** Kimball Public Library Book Discussion: The Legacy of Racism

May 19, 2020
7:00 pm

This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Read More »

February 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain

February 23
7:00 pm
Image of Mark Twain

Part of The Genius of Mark Twain series. Brilliant satire, knee-slapping comedy, potent social commentary... what more can you ask for? Read More »

March 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain

March 23
7:00 pm
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Part of The Genius of Mark Twain series. Brilliant satire, knee-slapping comedy, potent social commentary... what more can you ask for? Read More »

April 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

April 6
7:00 pm
Image of Mark Twain

Part of The Genius of Mark Twain series. Brilliant satire, knee-slapping comedy, potent social commentary... what more can you ask for? Read More »

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain

April 27
7:00 pm
Image of Mark Twain

Part of The Genius of Mark Twain series. Brilliant satire, knee-slapping comedy, potent social commentary... what more can you ask for? Read More »

May 2021

*DIGITAL* Book Discussion: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

May 25
7:00 pm
Image of Mark Twain

Part of The Genius of Mark Twain series. Brilliant satire, knee-slapping comedy, potent social commentary... what more can you ask for? Read More »

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